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Live from the Veendam March 11

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Hi all,   My mom and I drive down from Jax this morning.  Arrive at 1 to an empty port arrival area - only one other vehicle dropping off bags.  We had our temp checks then proceeded to fill out the health questionnaire , check in and right on to the ship. 
 

we te in NS 004 which is very nice.  Had Dive in for lunch.  Crew says passengers are about 700 which I think is about 50% capacity.   
 

Crew has been very attentive and definitely more attention to sanitization is evident.  No self serve in lido.  
 

I’m happy to answer any questions about the experience on board.  

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Thank you for starting this thread.  I’m on the Zuiderdam next week and am very interested in how things go for your cruise.

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Muster drill took 15 minutes - very standard process.  Slight delay in sail away - minor propeller problem now fixed and we will be under way shortly.   
 

Captain has emphasized In several announcements the increased focus on sanitization and need for diligence by all .  

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21 minutes ago, skylane182 said:

Muster drill took 15 minutes - very standard process.  Slight delay in sail away - minor propeller problem now fixed and we will be under way shortly.   
 

Captain has emphasized In several announcements the increased focus on sanitization and need for diligence by all .  

 

Thanks for the update as to the reason for the delay.  Curious minds on CC like to know!  Have a great cruise!

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Truly hope you and your mom enjoy the cruise.  Ship must feel empty at 50% full.  Looking forward to reading how things go.

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I appreciate you posting this and I hope you can keep us up to date.   I'm due to cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale March 27th  on the Rotterdam.  Am looking for reports from those who are cruising out of there and may have similar itineraries. Your comments will be very helpful and I hope reassuring for those of us trying to make a decision. Bless you.  You and your mom have a great time. 

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We got off the Veendam last week. I hope you have a great cruise.

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Thanks for starting this thread. Looking forward to your reports.

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Thanks for this thread.

Wishing you and your Mother a fabulous cruise.

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We're supposed to sail out of Fort Lauderdale on the Volendam on March 22. Thank you for keeping us posted on the progress of your cruise--please especially let us know about port closings. Have a great time!

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Have a wonderful, safe, and healthy cruise!

 

Thank you for posting.   I was scheduled to sail on the Veendam next week, but our charter cruise has been canceled.  For many of us with pre-existing conditions and/or age over 60 or 70, the cancellation is sadly for the best.

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Also in the volendam March 22. Still deciding what to do as healthy 67 year olds. Figure we have till next Tuesday to decide. Thanks for keeping us informed.



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I'm another from the March 22 Volendam - or was. We cancelled this week. 

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12 hours ago, skylane182 said:

Muster drill took 15 minutes - very standard process.  Slight delay in sail away - minor propeller problem now fixed and we will be under way shortly.   
 

Captain has emphasized In several announcements the increased focus on sanitization and need for diligence by all .  

 

I sure hope that it is only a minor propeller problem.

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Thank you for posting and keeping us updated on your cruise.

 

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Thanks so much for doing this.  We are due to cruise next week and are on the fence about cancelling.  I heard a rumor this morning that Princess has suspended operations for 60 days. I'm looking to verify this now. I hope you and you mom have a great time. Stay safe and healthy.

 

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Good morning from Half moon key. We are staying on the ship today - it’s a gorgeous day. A bit rocky last night.  
 

the ship does seem empty - we’re walking the lower promenade this morning and only saw 5 others.  
 

dinner last night in club orange was good, not great.  We will be dining at the pinnacle grill this evening.  Casino last evening was very empty.  They came by during shuffles and sprayed sanitizer on the tables where players keep chips/ drinks.  First I’ve ever seen of that. 
 

so far a great trip with people being diligent about using sanitizer! 

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2 hours ago, Roktory said:

is the ship in any form of "code red" like they do for  Noro?

 Haven’t seen any thing called code red but  they have stepped up cleaning and no self serve on the lido

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4 hours ago, Krazy Kruizers said:

 

I sure hope that it is only a minor propeller problem.

I should clarify - before we sailed one of the engineers said they saw an anomaly  that needed to be checked.  It required a minor fix. 

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